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Julian Stauffer

Chief Executive Officer

Meet CEO of Waldner North America (WNA), Julian Stauffer. Besides leading a thriving company, he keeps himself busy with his family life, working in his garden, crafting a new painting or brainstorming his next business idea.

Q: What specific duties does your job position entail?
I consistently ensure that all aspects of the business are operating seamlessly, which includes monitoring sales, marketing, project management, customer success and administrative duties. I focus on the company’s strategy and ensure that it is advancing in the right direction. Additionally, I make certain that our suppliers, customers and employees are being heard and supported.

Q: Where did you work before your current position?
I was previously chief operating officer at PTI (Packaging Technologies & Inspection), where I managed finances, operations and supply chain among other things. PTI used to represent Waldner in North America, so I managed the Waldner business under PTI. I left PTI to follow my wife’s career and become a stay-at-home-dad. However, an opportunity presented itself to run the Waldner North America business again, so I seized it.

Q: What made you want to start WNA as a separate company?
I put my blood, sweat and tears into Waldner for 10 years at PTI. I wanted to take care of PTI’s employees who were working for the Waldner brand and see the business be successful. My relationships with customers and Waldner Germany employees inspired me to ensure that Waldner technology delivers the performance and reliability commitments we made over the years. Last, but not least, it was an opportunity for me to start and operate my own business!

Q: What is the most exciting part of your job?
I enjoy problem solving for customers and being a solution provider. I also love managing a business. I could work all day and not feel like I’m working. Every day is different, and I’m involved in all aspects of the company, so it keeps things exciting!

Q: What piece of advice would you give to someone looking to work in your industry?
Always be learning. Be a sponge. Listening is more important than speaking. When you are always learning, you become more knowledgeable and people in the industry look to you for that expertise.

Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A professional soccer player.

Q: Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures outside of work?
My daily hobby is taking care of my wife and four kids, but none of that works if we don’t take care of ourselves! I’d say my most consistent hobby is running. It’s my decompression chamber. I have a green thumb; I love working outside landscaping, gardening and composting. I take all our food and yard scraps to make the healthiest compost for our garden. Additionally, I’m an artist and enjoy painting abstract pieces and collages.

Q: What three items would you take with you to a deserted island?
My Swiss army knife, a set of matches and a good book. Something like “The Alchemist.”

Q: What do you hope to achieve in the future with your career?
I hope to make a difference for people and have a positive impact on our planet and the environment. I want to start additional companies, and last year, I started a company called “SPHERE” (Sustainable Practices for Human Existence and Regenerating Earth). It’s a concept at this point, but I see it acting as a vessel of information for positively impacting our global community. I’m happy to say that Waldner, for many years, has already been making an impact in this area and we will continue to do so.


For more information, please contact:

Ibrahim Elandaloussi
Waldner North America
Mariana Santos
SE10 Public Relations Support
(312) 623-4545

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